Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

Don’t Let Bad Breath Silence Your Social Life

Bad Breath



In family dentistry settings, chronic bad breath, or halitosis, is a common complaint. No one wants to offend loved ones or coworkers with smelly breath, and the condition isn’t always easy to treat. In many cases, there’s an underlying cause for halitosis that requires lifestyle changes or even professional dental care. Five common causes of bad breath are:

1. Dental infections. Oral infections and decaying teeth may produce bad breath. Your family dentistry practitioner can recommend the best treatment to resolve underlying dental problems.

2. Dry mouth. When there isn’t enough saliva to remove food particles and oral bacteria, you’re likely to develop bad breath. Use products intended to treat dry mouth, or consult your doctor or an affordable dentist for advice.

3. Tobacco. Bad breath is virtually inevitable if you use tobacco in any form including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco. When you’re ready to give up tobacco, ask your doctor or dental care provider for support.

4. Pungent foods. Garlic, onions, and cheeses can cause temporary bad breath. While your body is still processing the foods, there is little you can do to stop the smell. Avoiding stinky foods is the only cure.

5. Illness. A more serious cause of bad breath is an infection or illness somewhere in the body. If your family dentistry professional doesn’t detect any oral problems, see your doctor to rule out possible medical reasons for your halitosis.

Fortunately, there’s usually a way to solve the problem. Proper dental care, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily, can resolve many mild cases of bad breath. However, if your halitosis is due to an oral infection or a dental problem, it won’t go away without medical attention.

If you’re skipping professional dental care because you don’t have dental insurance, find an affordable dentist and ask about payment options. Family dentistry professionals can treat tooth problems or prescribe an antimicrobial rinse to end your bad breath and restore your confidence.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is competent, friendly, and efficient. Appointments start on time and the dental procedures are executed very well.
Timothy L.
Professional, efficient, friendly dental health professionals
Susan B.
Cheryl, Dr Val, Dr Khlief
Adrienne S.
I love coming here for my monthly check up. Everyone is really nice and accomodating. Dr Sagafi is really amazing!!!
Nikhola G.
check in – quick procedure – quick dentist and assistant – great
Teresa C.
Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
Timothy H.
Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
Chris G.
I really like Jen & Dr B. The receptionist at check in was also very nice.
Julie B.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
I was in & out fast!
Pam H.
Appointment within a few days, Dr. Fooksman took care of the problem.
Patience S.
Good work!
Edward W.
Very professional
Milagros M.
Friendly and knowledgable staff!
Francis T.
MY daughter is happy
Amber J.
Dr. Fooksman is wonderful.
Benjamin M.
Great hygienists and dentists and reduced pricing option! Great care with handicap person in wheel chair
James M.
Appointments are always on-time, and thorough. I feel like I receive a good service each time I come into the office.
Gayle A.
I recommend these folks whenever I get the chance. Dr. Val, Jennifer and the nice lady who did my x-rays (I’m sorry I can’t remember your name!) take great care of me. And if you need any […]
Annette M.
Because of the experience, care, And attentiveness of Dr.Bonnick and her assistant s
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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